Franklin William Fort

Franklin William Fort ( born March 30, 1880 in Newark, New Jersey, † June 20, 1937 in Rochester, Minnesota ) was an American politician. Between 1925 and 1931 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Franklin Fort was the son of Governor John Franklin Fort ( 1852-1920 ). In 1888 he came with his parents to East Orange, where he attended the public schools. After he graduated from the Newark Academy and in 1897, the Lawrenceville School. This was followed up in 1901 to study at Princeton University. After studying law at New York Law School and his 1903 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working in Newark in this profession. In the years 1907 and 1908, he served as Town Clerk (Recorder ) of the city of East Orange. During the First World War, he was a volunteer from 1917 to 1919 on the staff of the Federal Food Administration in the federal capital Washington DC He then worked in Newark in the insurance industry and the banking industry.

Politically, Fort member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1924 he was elected the ninth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he succeeded Daniel F. Minahan took on 4 March 1925 that he had beaten in the election. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1931 three legislative periods. Between 1928 and 1930 he was secretary of the Republican National Committee. His last years in Congress were shaped by the events of the Great Depression.

In 1930, Fort gave up another run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Instead, he applied unsuccessfully for his party's nomination for election to the U.S. Senate. After the end of his time in Congress, he practiced as a lawyer again. In 1932 and 1933 he was chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank. Fort Franklin died on June 20, 1937 in Rochester, and was buried in Bloomfield.